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Friday, October 31st, 2008, 09:37 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
Several months ago, I started a couple blogs on Google Blogger - one for my knitting and another blog for my bug. And, I had kept my LJ blog (this one) for more personal stuff. I have decided to move this journal over to Blogger as well.

I thought about moving all my entries over, but I'm too lazy. Which is one of the reasons for moving this journal over to Blogger in the first place. So, I only moved the October entries.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

A Man and His Blog
Thursday, October 30th, 2008, 11:19 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
I was just wondering... How many people actually read this blog? I know of 4 people who do, but are there more? I'm thinking about moving it to Blogger (yes, I'm a Google whore), so leave me a comment if you read this blog.
Monday, October 27th, 2008, 01:40 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %


Saturday, October 25th, 2008, 10:13 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
There's something else that annoys me about online dating sites. Both Yahoo Personals and Match.com have a feature that will let you see your mutual matches. They show you profiles, not only of women who match what you're looking for, but these are supposed to be women who are looking for you. The trouble is, it's not perfect.

For instance, on Match.com, like all others, you can select different traits you're looking for in a match. They even let you rate the importance of that choice - Not Very, Somewhat, Absolutely. So, for the following choices - "non-smoker," "Never Married," Widowed," or "Divorced" - I selected Absolutely. And yet, when I select "Mutual Matches" they show me women who either smoke occasionally or are trying to quit, and a few women who are currently separated.

And, on Yahoo Personals, some of my so-called matches aren't looking for anyone like me. Some are looking for men who are 6'0" are taller - I'm only 5'10". And, others are looking for African-American men - I'm about as white as they come.
Friday, October 24th, 2008, 10:56 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
I am such a dork. I think, I say "I think" there was a time when I actually knew how to talk to women. But, even if that were true, I surely don't know how anymore. You know, come to think of it, I've never known how to talk to women. EVER. Everytime I try to talk to a woman, it's like I'm 12 or 13 years old again. You remember how it was at that age... When you first started becoming interested in someone of the opposite sex... That's how I am today. And I'm 43 years old.

There's just too much pressure. What do I say so that she'll be interested and want to know more about me? How can I tell if she's interested? That's the biggest mystery for me. How can I tell if a woman is actually interested or she's just being nice? Is there some kind of sign? I read somewhere that, when a woman is interested in a man, she'll play with her hair. It's some kind of subconscience thing that has to do with grooming or somesuch. But, my problem is, I start wondering if she's doing it because she's interested in me, or some other guy in the room. Like I said, I am such a dork.
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 09:30 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
Why is it that almost all of the online dating help you find is for women? Like this article on CNN... How many women out there actually need dating advice? What about all of us guys? I don't know the actual numbers, but I'm pretty sure the ratio of single men to single women is pretty high. I would even guess 2, maybe 3 single men to 1 single woman. So, it shouldn't be difficult for a single woman to get a date.

And, while I'm on the subject of dating advice... The above mentioned article talks about certain dating "laws" that should broken. All of the dating laws, rules (or whatever you want to call them) are negotiable. In my opinion, they're not set in stone. For example, the rule about not dating co-workers. There are a lot of variables to consider. Do you both work in the same department? Do you work in the same part of the building or even on the same floor? How often do you see each other during work? How often do you see each other outside work? HOWEVER, there are no exceptions to the rule about dating a direct supervisor or subordinate. DON'T DO IT!

It also talks about Snooping. And, basically, says that snooping on your mate is okay as long as snooping isn't part of your relationship main objective and "...if you're normally normal, but have a big, fat, sick, twisting feeling in your gut and he's not giving you the answers you need..." I sort of agree with that. Except for one thing, if you suspect your partner of cheating, then get out of the relationship. That is, unless you always have that feeling with everyone you've ever dated.

And, then there's part about breaking the Don't Go To Bed Angry law. "And which would you rather -- spend all night crying, rehashing your silly argument and beginning your new day with gruesome circles under your eyes? Or pass out upset, have a cathartic dream, and subsequently wake up ready to make up?" Going to bed angry is not healthy. How many times have you tried going to sleep when there's something bugging you? I don't know about you, but if I'm upset about something, I have a hard time getting to sleep.
Thursday, October 16th, 2008, 10:36 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
I feel like I'm Han Solo, and you're Chewie, and she's Ben Kenobi, and we're in that fucked-up bar.
Thursday, October 16th, 2008, 08:35 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
Last night's Stars game against the Predators was awesome. And, the 23 year old free-agent Fabian Brunnstrom #96 got a hat trick in his first NHL game. Which, as it just so happens, makes him the third rookie in the NHL's 91 year history to do so. AND, he should have had 4 goals.
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008, 10:41 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
So what if Obama were a Muslim? Does the term "Freedom of Religion" not mean anything to anyone? One of the reasons people come to this great country is so they can practice the religion of their choice.

This commentary talks about how the word Muslim has become a dirty word or has become the equivalent of dishonorable or radical? Ms. Brown goes on to say that, "There is a difference between radical Muslims who support jihad against America and Muslims who want to practice their religion freely and have normal lives like anyone else." There also are Christian radicals who claim that whites are the only true Christian race and use this belief to justify their persecution of minorities.

And, for those out there who don't know this already, Christians, Muslims and Jews all worship the same God. And, all religions teach tolerance.
Saturday, October 4th, 2008, 08:58 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
Okay, this is really weird. I had Charlie Wilson's War and Enchanted on my Netflix list and they came in the mail together the other day. And, I just happened to put them in my DVD changer, one after the other. And, I didn't realize that Amy Adams was in both.
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008, 08:55 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
I just watched Charlie Wilson's War and I loved it. I had a little bit of an issue with the accents of Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks - they sounded more like they were from Georgia or Alabama instead of Texas. I have always felt Mr. Hanks is a tremendously talented actor. And, the more I see of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the more I like him. He was incredibly funny in this movie. The scene with the scotch bottle made me laugh out loud and almost fell off the couch. Timing and delivery is everything.

So, from time to time, I'll write a little movie review here and/or on Netflix. And, before writing my review there, I read a few of the other reviews and that's when I found this little pearl...

"Too much Swearing and nakededness! I'm sure these things happen in Washington , but the language could be toned down, not a good movies for some one who is religious!!!!!!!!!!" Are you kidding me? Did you not see the rating? The movie is rated R - "For strong language, nudity/sexual content and some drug use"
Friday, September 26th, 2008, 08:24 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
So, McCain has decided to "suspend" his campaign because he has to "save the economy." Actually, he just wants some free publicity. He's just using the economic crisis as a way to say, "Look, America, look. I care. I want to help." And, the gullible media - including Mr. Letterman - are going right along with it.

As for the Letterman thing... I really think it was all staged. Letterman and his addle-brained sidekick were just a little too praising of the Senator. They were pouring it on way too thick. It's was like they were building up to the big let-down.
Monday, September 22nd, 2008, 11:53 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
I saw a commercial on TV the other that was promoting better treatment of mentally challenged people. It was really simple, with several people just say, "Don't call me the 'R' word." Is it wrong that the first derogatory 'R' label I could think of was 'Republican'?
Monday, September 22nd, 2008, 09:58 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
It just amazes me how a government that's trillions of dollars in debt can loan billions of dollars to the financial industry.
Sunday, September 21st, 2008, 12:02 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
have you ever went over a friends house to eat
and the food just aint no good
i mean the macaroni's soggy the peas are mushed
and the chicken tastes like wood
so you try to play it off like you think you can
by sayin that youre full
and then your friend says momma he's just being polite
he aint finished uh uh that's bull
so your heart starts pumpin and you think of a lie
and you say that you already ate
and your friend says man there's plenty of food
so you pile some more on your plate
while the stinky foods steamin your mind starts to dreamin
of the moment that it's time to leave
and then you look at your plate and your chickens slowly rottin
into something that looks like cheese
oh so you say that's it i got to leave this place
i dont care what these people think
im just sittin here makin myself nauseous
with this ugly food that stinks
so you bust out the door while its still closed
still sick from the food you ate
and then you run to the store for quick relief
from a bottle of kaopectate
and then you call your friend two weeks later
to see how he has been
and he says i understand about the food
baby bubbah but we're still friends
Saturday, September 20th, 2008, 08:15 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
Why do I keep doing this to myself. I cannot get women off my mind. If you cut open my head right now, all you'll see is a bunch of little vaginas running around. But that's not really the reason why I'm so girl crazy. Oh sure, I want to get laid, but I also want to be loved - even as corney as that sounds. I'm just afraid that I may never find Love again and that truly breaks my heart.
Saturday, September 20th, 2008, 07:46 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
I am such a dork. Yes, I know I've said that before, but it can't be said too many times.

For the past several months, just about all I have done in my free time is sit on the couch either knitting or playing video games. Even on the weekends, the only time I get out of my apartment is to do my weekly shopping at Target and Wally World, or maybe go get something to eat - usually take out. But, this weekend, I decided that I wouldn't be such a home-body. So, I hung out at Starbucks for a couple hours, then I went to Cheddars and had a sit-down meal.

The whole time I was at Starbucks, I was checking out women. And, at Cheddars, I saw this one woman that I really liked and I had my server put her drink on my check. She even sent one of her friends by my table to check me out, but I acted like I didn't notice. And then I left without giving her a chance to thank me or anything.

I am such a dork. I can never work up the courage to talk to women. Even at Target, there have been a fews times when I've seen women I would like to talk to, but just didn't have the minerals to say anything.
Friday, September 19th, 2008, 03:18 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
Friday, September 12th, 2008, 02:25 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
I'm just a big dork
Wednesday, September 10th, 2008, 03:06 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
I'm bored.
Tuesday, September 9th, 2008, 10:00 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
I think it is really and truly time for me to come to terms with the fact that I am going to be single for the rest of my life. The sooner I accept that, the sooner I'll be able to get over it and feel better.
Saturday, September 6th, 2008, 01:39 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
Statistics say that most accidents happen within 7 miles of the point of origin or the destination...

I haven't ridden my motorcycle in a few weeks. So, since it's only 87° outside, I decided to go for a little ride. I stop at the 7-11 just around the corner from me - literally, less than a 1/4 mile - to put air in the tires. I pull out of 7-11 and stop at the red light at the intersection - like most 7-11's, this one is located at an intersection. When I pulled out onto the street, I noticed a car approaching the intersection (going in the same direction I wanted to go), but it was in the other lane and I had plenty of time to pull out. Then, as I'm stopped at the red light, I notice (in my mirrors) that the car abruptly changed from the left lane to the right lane (the lane I was in at the time). Then, I notice the driver was getting really close to my back-end and I was about to pull up a little, when he hit me.

Nothing major, I kept it upright since I was stopped and he was going maybe 5 miles an hour. His front bumper connected with my license plate bracket and bent it down into the rear tire so that I couldn't move. So, the only real damage to the Savage was that the license plate bracket broke off while I was trying to bend it up enough to clear the tire. Oh, and my injuries consisted of scraping off a small junk of skin on my thumb when the license plate bracket broke.

The guy gets out of his car and is all apologetic and making sure I'm okay. And then he says he must have fallen asleep. He said something about how he recently had a stroke and has a pacemaker - he's probably in his late 60's - and that he's really tired "..and just fell asleep. That's all." I said something like, "Then maybe you shouldn't be driving." He got all bent out of shape and said he's perfectly capable of driving. He later mentioned that he's also on all kinds of medication.

In the state of Texas, if there are no injuries and both cars are still drivable, you don't even have to call the police. Both drivers just need to exchange information and keep on truckin'. But, I didn't like the idea of this old guy driving around town, falling asleep at the wheel and possibly running over someone. Not to mention, at one point, he said this was the third time in the past week that he's fallen asleep at the wheel. One other time, he was on a highway, doing 90 miles an hour and didn't wake up until he was almost across the center median.

He pulled into a parking lot on the other side of the intersection, to get out of traffic and I followed him. By the time I got there, he had already called the police. When the officer arrived, he asked if anyone was hurt and if both cars were drivable and if we had exchanged information. I told him what happened and how the old guy said he just fell asleep, "...that's all." With that, the office filed a report and said there would be a medical review to determine if the old guy should keep his license.

Oh, and as for those statics... The old guy live just a little over 1/4 mile from where the accident happened.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008, 08:52 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
You're a resident of Cloud City. Lando Calrissian has just made an announcement that everyone should leave before more Stormtroopers arrive. So, you decide to grab the one thing you cannot live without...


Thursday, August 28th, 2008, 08:17 am%%day%%, %%month%% %

Why do all of the major network have to cover the Democratic convention? Seriously. Even BET, TV One and PBS were providing live coverage. All of the news networks were already covering it. And yes, I understand that you need cable or a dish to catch the news networks, but we still don't need every major network providing live coverage.

Did every major network cover the Olympics? NO! Only NBC's three networks and that wasn't all the time. It would have been nice to have all the major networks covering the Olympics. That way, while NBC was covering men's beach volleyball, ABC could have been covering women's gymnastics and CBS could have covered track and field.

But, it seems that everytime something of political importance happens, every major network has to cover it. And, of course, every network has a whole team of people who come on and tell us what we just saw and try to interpret it all for us, like we didn't just see it ourselves and like we're all to dumb to understand it all.
Friday, August 22nd, 2008, 05:41 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
I think I've figured out why Osama bin Laden hates America so much. Television commercials. Seriously.
Friday, August 22nd, 2008, 12:46 pm%%day%%, %%month%% %
May I have your attention please? I have a very important announce to make. This could even be considered an announcement on a national - nay, a global scale.


That is all.
Thursday, August 21st, 2008, 07:07 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
Here comes another rant...

CNN just ticks me off. They have this little ticker running along the bottom of the screen that's listing news, plus a couple of inserts (or whatever they're called) on other parts of the screen listing news, while you're trying to pay attention to the newscaster. The point of television is so that you don't have to read the news. If I wanted to read the news, I'd pick up a newspaper or go out to the Internets.

Oh, but wait. In order to get news from CNN.com, a lot of the stories are in video format. It's like they've got it backwards. They want you to turn on the TV to read the news, and go to the Internets to watch the news.
Thursday, August 14th, 2008, 10:07 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
FYI: If you want to see if the milk in the 'fridge has gone bad and you can't really tell my smelling it, the good ol' taste test doesn't work so well if you've just brushed your teeth.
Monday, August 11th, 2008, 10:01 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
This is a movie review - of sorts.

Last week, I re-watched Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, along with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. I have to admit that Dead Man's Chest was the better of the three. Especially the bit with the cannibals. I've been meaning to add these to my collection - pirates are way cool.

And, I watched Blue Harvest episode of the Family Guy. I've seen parts of this episode on TV, but could never catch the whole thing.

Lois (Princess Leia): Governor Tarkin. I recognized your foul stench as soon as I was brought onboard.
Stewie (Darth Vader): Um, actually that's me. I made a Darth Doody. I sithed my pants. My diaper's gone over to the darkside. I got pages of these, I could go on.

I also watched Stardust and The Astronaut Farmer. They were just okay.

And, I finally got around to watching Superman Returns last night. As far as I'm concerned, he could have stayed away. I thought the movie was Superlame. Just about the only saving thing about this movie was Kevin Spacey and he just wasn't in it enough.
Friday, August 8th, 2008, 08:21 am%%day%%, %%month%% %
Computer dating is fine, if you’re a computer. - Rita Mae Brown

See, just another reason for me to stop trying to find a girlfriend, especially online.
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